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Safeguarding: getting our own house in order

LEARNING: How can international organizations ensure that they practice what they preach when it comes to gender equality, women's rights and related issues around protection? Hannah Clare,...

Zahia Fandi, Sarah Fandi and Hanadi El Omari fled the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.

Women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many difficulties and inequalities in their daily lives, and conflict in the region only exacerbates the situation. Julie Diallo and Sariah Ghazzaoui...

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Women's Everyday Resilience in Opposing Large Scale Mining

Mining in Latin America is big business and provides a substantial percentage of GDP, but is the economy a true measurement of 'Development'? Dr. Katy Jenkins, Co-Director of the Centre for...

The wedding of 19 year old Nariman, and 21 year old Ahmadel in Zaatari camp. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Why pleasure and sex matter in ending violence against women

As we mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Oxfam's Women's Rights Director, Laurie Adams, explains why any effort to end violence and tackle gender inequality must involve...

Women in Tajikistan

Tackling violence against women: from Iraq to Tajikistan

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence enters its 25th year today. Oxfam's Regional Gender Advisor for Oxfam in the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (MECIS), Nina...

Youth campaigners at the National Assembly of CDC Facilitators in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Middleway Communication/Oxfam

Empowering young people and improving maternal health in Nepal

In the lead-up to International Youth Day 2015, Alberto Sanz Martins, Oxfam's Translation Manager, and Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, explain why young people are a force to be reckoned...

A worker in an apple cooperative in Serbia, with Artur Gomktsyan, Economic Justice Programme Officer in Armenia. Credit: Nino Gvianishvili/Oxfam

Towards economic empowerment – together

Drawing on their experiences visiting Serbian cooperatives and businesses last March, Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, and Shekhar Anand, Regional Livelihood Development Lead, explain...

Showing off a bumper crop of green vegetables at Mazuru market garden. Credit: John Magrath/ Oxfam

Solar irrigation and refrigeration - improving incomes in Zimbabwe

Solar energy is transforming livelihoods in Zimbabwe from labour saving irrigation for crops to refrigeration for fresh produce. In the third in a series of blog posts about the impact of solar energy,...

Sister Mandava and Dianna Mcgapa, demonstrate the difficulties of working by candle light at the Mazuru clinic back in 2011 when there was no electricity. Credit: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Electrifying health care - saving lives in Zimbabwe

For poor women in parts of rural Zimbabwe the cost of two candles can be the difference between health and hunger, and even sometimes between life and death. In the first in a series of blog posts...

A woman at a relief relief camp in Khokhana area of Karyabinayak Municipality expresses anger at a Nepal Armed Forces Police because of the chaotic water situation. Credit: Sharbendu De

Lack of water and toilets making things worse for women in Nepal

Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, has just returned from a visit to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes hit the country. Here, she describes the situation on the ground, the challenges for the...